• Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has issued a fatwa against Artificial Intelligence, labeling it as 'satanic'.
  • Anyone using the technology would be punished by hanging, according to Iranian officials.

Key terms:

  • Fatwa: A legal opinion or ruling issued by an Islamic scholar
  • Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei: The highest-ranking political and religious authority in Iran
  • Satanic: Of, relating to, or involving Satan or satanism
  • Hanging: A method of capital punishment in which a person is suspended by the neck, typically resulting in death


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